Understanding The Tuskegee Syphilis Study

The Tuskegee Syphilis Study is research intended to identify the natural history of Syphilis among Black males from Macon County, Alabama, and took place on the campus of Tuskegee Institute. The study titled "Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male." It began when medical professionals had not yet discovered the treatment for Syphilis. Ideally, the researchers convinced the participants that they would treat them for "bad blood" that included Syphilis, anemia, and fatigue, thus easily convincing about 600 poor and illiterate Black American males to enroll as samples in the case study.

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